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L.D. Burnett

A Long Road

The American Century is over, in case you hadn’t noticed.  The historical problem at this point is simply one of periodization – and I would date the end of the long American Century to November 2016.  (Not sure where I’d date the start – maybe the Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act).  What will replace the WWII-Cold War-Globalization world order is still up for grabs, though my surmise (not a prediction – historians don’t make predictions) is that we’re now living in the Chinese Century.  But history – history being the choices that people have made within the limiting conditions they Read more